Stefano Vezzani graduated in modern oboe in his home town Reggio Emilia, Italy, in 1986.

He was interested in ancient music and historical double reed wind instruments. He studied baroque oboe with prof. Paolo Grazzi in Milano (graduated in1990), with Ku Ebbingein in the Royal Conservatory in the Hague, Holland (graduated in 1993) and with Marcel Ponseele in the Royal Conservatory in Ghent, Belgium (1993/1994). During these years, he attended baroque oboe masterclasses with Alfredo Bernardini, Paul Dombrecht, Michel Piguet, Anthony Robson, and courses about orchestral historical performance practice with Roy Goodman, Ton Koopman, Chiara Banchini, Jordi Savall. In the same time, Stefano studied Musicology in University of Bologna, Drama, Arts and Music Studies (DAMS), with a thesis on “Renaissance Double Reed Instruments in Italian Folk Music Practice”, with prof. Roberto Leydi (degree in 1994, “cum laude”).

He specialized in medieval performance practice with prof. Benjamin Bagby and Barbara Thorton (ensemble “Sequentia” in Cologne, 1991-93) and in renaissance double reed ensemble with prof. Lawrence Alpert in National Music Conservatory in Geneve (1991). He was interested in live arts performances, and he played as musician in the theatre productions for the University of Bologna. He has collaborated for two years (1990-1992) with “Piccolo Teatro” in Milano, under direction of Giorgio Strehler.

Stefano is actively performs all around Europe, as well as in Japan, Korea, Malta, Mexico, Ecuador and Uruguay. He was directed by specialized early music conductors such as Giovanni Acciai, Fabio Biondi, Marc Minkowski, Michel Piguet, etc. He had recorded performances on historical instruments for many European radio and TVs (Rai Due, Rai Tre, Radio Televisione Svizzera Italiana, Télévision Suisse Romande, Radio France, West Deutscher Rundfunk, Danish Radio P2 Copenhagen, ORF 1Austria, BBC 3 London etc. His playing can be heard in more than 50 CDs for different labels such as: Dynamic, Emi Records, Stradivarius, Opus111-Naïve, Erato, Sony Classical, etc.)